Council of State to meet on October 24 and 26 to decide on the legality of TV licensing law

The Council of State (CoS) plenum will meet on October 24 and 26 to discuss and decide on the constitutionality and legality of the government’s TV licensing law in two closed-door sessions, the president of the court Nikolaos Sakellariou said on Wednesday, accprding to sources.

The sessions have been scheduled for 17:00. Next Monday, judges will hear from the case rapporteur, Giorgos Papageorgiou, who will complete his recommendation which started on Tuesday night but was interrupted.

Papageorgiou argued in favour of the law which sidestepped the National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV) in the granting of TV licenses. Other judges will then take their turn and develop their arguments on its constitutionality.